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Recipe of the Week: Maple Pumpkin Protein Bars

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Recipe of the Week: Maple Pumpkin Protein Bars

Store-bought protein bars are usually junk, but homemade bars are awesome.

This recipe is from my cookbook, Eat Green Get Lean, and it uses maple syrup and pumpkin…need I say more? 😉

In all seriousness, these bars are not only extremely tasty, their macronutritional profile makes them very versatile. One serving is a perfect on-the-go, pre-workout, mid-morning, or mid-afternoon snack, and two servings even works as a post-workout meal.

Hope you enjoy!


10 (1 bar per serving)

Calories Per Serving


Protein Per Serving

20 grams

Carbohydrates Per Serving

38 grams

Fat Per Serving

2 grams



1 (15 ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup pumpkin purée

4 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup raisin bran cereal

6 scoops vanilla whey protein powder

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats

1 cup spelt flour (or substitute of your choice)



Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a food processor or blender add all the ingredients except the oats and flour. Blend until smooth, then pour in dry ingredients and pulse until just combined.

Lightly coat a 9 x 13 inch baking dish in cooking spray and spread the mixture out evenly.

Place in oven and bake for 15 – 18 minutes, or until set. Remove and cut into 10 bars.

What You Get to Eat


What did you think of this week’s recipe? Let me know in the comments below!

I'm Mike and I'm the creator of Muscle for Life and Legion Athletics, and I believe that EVERYONE can achieve the body of their dreams.

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